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tv   President Trump Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea  CSPAN  September 24, 2017 12:34pm-12:46pm EDT

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while his excellency is escorted? [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> on thursday, trump announced a new series of sanctions against north korea. the treasury department has the authority to target individuals and businesses who provide
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support to what the president called a criminally rogue regime. the president also said the chinese government has instructed its banks to halt business with north korea. he was joined at a luncheon in new york city by south korea's president in japan's prime minister to express their support for the new sanctions. >> thank you. thank you very much. i am announcing a new executive order, just signed, that significantly expands our authorities to target companies,, financial institutions, that
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finance and facilitate trade with north korea. address toed at my the united nations general assembly, north korea's nuclear weapons and missile development is a grave right to peace and security in our world, and it is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal, rogue regime. the brutal north korean regime does not respect its own citizens or the sovereignty of other nations. our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund north korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind. the order enhances the treasury department's authority to target any individual or entity that significantconducts
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trade or goods, services, and technology with north korea. i am very proud to tell you that, as you may have just heard moments ago, china, their central bank, has told their a massive banking system, to immediately stop doing business with north korea. it just happened, just reported. to everything else, what we will do is identify new industries, including textiles, information technology, and manufacturing that the treasury department can target with strong sanctions. isretary mnuchin representing the treasury department. prevent --today to he is here today. evasion,t sanctions
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the order will also disrupt critical trade networks to you for much too long, north korea has been allowed to abuse the international financial system to facilitate funding for its nuclear weapons and missile programs. the united states has had representatives working on this problem for over 25 years. they have done nothing. that is why we are in the problem that we are in today, in addition to, frankly, other countries not doing what they should have done. tolerance for this this graceful practice must and now -- must end now. will give the treasury department the discretion to sanction any foreign bank that knowingly conducts or facilitates significant transactions tied to trade with north korea. again, i want to just say and prek president she -- sident xi of china.
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it was a somewhat unexpected move. we appreciate it. new authority in this area applies to any activity that occurs following my signature on the executive order, which i just signed. foreign banks will raise a clear choice. do business with the united states or facilitates trade with the lawless regime in north korea. and they will not have so much trade. this new order provides us with powerful new tools. but i want to be clear. the order targets only one country -- and that country is north korea. longer countn no on others to facilitate its trade. and banking activities. many countries are working with us to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on north korea, but i continue to call on those responsible nations to enforce and implement u.n. sanctions and impose their own measures, like the ones i am announcing today.
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i must tell you that this is a clearization -- denu of north korea we seek. we cannot have this as a world body any longer. in a few minutes, prime mister i willesident moon, and discuss what more we can do, working together. we have had a close relationship. i think our nations have become closer because of this. i know it will be a great meeting, alliance, with south never beenjapan has stronger than it has been today. we share a commitment to a world where strong and independent nations on or their people, respect their sovereignty, respect the sovereignty, also, of other nations, and promote peace. thank you very much. , to startke to ask
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off, president moon, to say a few words, please. >> the provocation coming from north korea and the japanese people have gone through a big shock. concern -- i understand the concern that japanese people might have. i feel compassion for the japanese people in this regard. the three leaders have met at the g 20 summit meetings in july in germany and issued a joint statement. and through this joint statement, we have also established coordination between our three countries.
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as such, we are putting sanctions on north korea. and through the u.n. general assembly that the three leaders have come together, that we have all made speeches at the general assembly. and we met with leaders of the major countries, and we were able to enhance understanding of that sanctions. and we say to the international community about this situation -- i think this is the outcome that countries have made. trump just talked about the executive order through which the u.s. is going to be implementing sanctions against the dprk. there is also a major announcement made by china to take actions on dprk . i am confident such moves will contribute to the nuclearization --the nuclearization -- de
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nuclearization. -- korea willke closely cooperate in this matter. and i also look forward to engaging in in-depth discussions for the solution to north korean nuclear and missile problem. >> thank you. prime minister abe. >> in the last three weeks, two times north korea launched ballistic missiles -- two times -- going over japan. and they conducted six nuclear tests, and the scale of the test was beyond the scale of hiroshima bombs, more than 10 times the scale of the nuclear
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tests -- it was ten times more. this is an intolerable, outrageous act. thanks to donald's leadership, we now have this summit meeting between japan, the u.s., and korea. so our unity and solidarity -- the strength thereof that could be presented to north korea -- this meeting is indeed quite significant. i'd like to thank donald's leadership. recently, u.n. sanctions was adopted unanimously, including a very strict sanctions. and i'd like to thank the efforts of the u.n. ambassadors from the united states. and further efforts are needed. and in this context, donald just referred to signing of the executive order -- new executive order. so we are going into the new stage of pressure from the viewpoint of exercising the stronger pressure, new pressures.
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i welcome the new sanction measures of the united states, and i'd like to offer my heartfelt support for that. bearing in mind those measures between the three countries, we will have the collaboration so that we will move toward the abandoning of nuclear weapons and nuclear program by north korea, and we'd like to lead into the next action. thank you. >> thank you very much, everybody. we're also going to be discussing trade transactions and trade deals with japan and with south korea, and that will be very important. but this is something that obviously will take precedence. so thank you all very much for being here. we appreciate it. we'll see you later. thank you. >> is dialogue still possible with north korea? >> thank you.

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